As leadership of the Massachusetts Senate slipped out of Sen. Stanley Rosenberg's hands Monday, officials nearly 100 miles away in the former Senate president's hometown applauded his decision to step aside and said there is a "deep well of support" for him in the western part of the state.
Boston is close to banning plastic bags after a unanimous city council vote Wednesday. Several Rhode Island municipalities have also banned the bags, but some advocates make the case for a statewide ban.
ByMatt Murphy & Michael P. Norton & Katie Lannan & Colin A. Young•Dec 5, 2017
The Massachusetts Senate initiated an Ethics Committee investigation on Monday night into its now former president Sen. Stanley Rosenberg in a dramatic day of upheaval that saw Worcester Democrat Harriette Chandler installed as the new acting Senate president pending the outcome of an investigation into sexual harassment and Senate interference by Rosenberg's husband.
Massachusetts Senate President Stanley Rosenberg, under mounting pressure from inside and outside of the Statehouse, intends to step down as the leader of the Senate for the unknown duration of an investigation into allegations of sexual assault against his husband Bryon Hefner.